By GPD on November 8, 2015
Iraq’s Ex-PM: US-led coalition disjointed in fighting ISIS
The US-led coalition has been “unbelievably” inefficient in fighting the terror group, possibly because some members have their plans for the terrorists, Iraq’s former PM told media.
Nouri al-Maliki, who stepped down as the head of the Iraqi government last year and remains a vice-president, believes that Iraq was targeted by a “regional conspiracy” and is at risk of breaking up. He also said inviting Russia to target ISIS targets in Iraq could play a positive part in the debacle.
Describing the effort of the international coalition led by the US to cripple ISIS fighters in Iraq, Maliki said it was “inefficient”.
“It’s unbelievable and unacceptable that more than 60 nations comprising this coalition that have the most modern aircraft and weapons at their disposal have been conducting their campaign in Iraq for 14 months and ISIS still remains in the country,”he added.
Maliki cited the loss of the city of Ramadi and the major oil refining center Baiji to ISIS, both of which happened after the coalition started bombing the terrorists, as proof that not enough is being done by the coalition.
“Some members of the coalition have their own strategies that account for ISIS either continuing to exist or being destroyed. They also consider what would happen after ISIS’s destruction. I believe they are indecisive, trying to calculate what happens. What will be the situation in Iraq, in the region, will the map look the same? Or maybe ISIS is a key instrument for changing the situation in Iraq and the region?” he asked.
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3 Responses to "Maliki: US Coalition Useless Against ISIS"
rockwool November 8, 2015 at 7:38 am
Damn that Maliki is daft.
The US coalition invaded his country, created a sectarian war out of nowhere, yet Maliki invited them to stay in his country.
After 12 straight years of US coalition violence against his people, and for a long time during his rule, now Maliki shows a sign of reflexion?!!
With these kind of internal elites, who needs external enemies?
Maliki for permanent UNSC seat!
tony bonn November 8, 2015 at 8:16 am
the only possible charitable explanation is that he finally has the courage with russian help to say diplomatically what you describe is the case. on the other hand, i generally agree with your comments.
Gmansaid November 8, 2015 at 10:18 am
Doesn’t make sense on the surface does it? But consider the “Daft” Maliki stole well over the equivalent of 80 billion in USD. He became the single largest shareholder in Samsung. This guy had 140,000 Iraqi “Ghost soldiers” on the payroll…they didn’t even exist. His days are numbered, he has an unknown date over at the Hague. Imho, he will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, up the staircase to the gallows